A Statistical Analysis of Controller Settings Among Pro and Non-Pro Players
April 28th, 2018 by The Texorcist
Hello Grifballers. I posted a link a week ago or so to try and get some insight if controller settings has any correlation to skill in a player. Unfortunately I did not get as many responses as I would have liked, so this article is unconclusive. But I will post the comparisons I have between Pro and non-pro players.
The categories I will talk about are: Button layout, thumbstick, look sensitivity, look acceleration, look inversion, toggle crouch, auto-stabilize, and vibration.
This data was all over the place. Pretty much the layouts are distributed even amongst pro and non-pros. There is no indication of which layout might be best with this data.
Everyone but one person plays on Default Layout. So no advantage there.
So the numbers for the pros are going to be skewed here, most pros play in sensitivity 10. Rage plays on 3 so it brings the average down a little. The Pro average sensitivity was 8.75. Where as non-pros was only at 8.34. So a tad of a difference there, and it would be a lot more if not for Rage’s approach.
Given this is a 1-5 scale, the difference between pro and non-pro is a significant amount. The pros play at a 4 even average whereas non-pros play at 3.5. The look sensitivity combined with a lower look acceleration shows that pro players have a faster turning capacity than non-pros.
The pros that responded do not play inverted. 100% have it off. On the non-pro side of things only 61% of the players have it off. This is an interesting data point and the most divergent of the two sets we have had yet.
Pros do not like to accidently crouch and 75% play with toggle off. Not too huge a difference here but only 61% of non-pros play with the toggle off. I do not see this stat REALLY making or breaking you as a pro player, but you never know.
Pros mostly stabilize themselves with 63% of the players opting to turn it off. On the flipside, 85% of the non-pros like it turned on. Looks like I might need to turn mine off…
A subtle controller feature that the pros are almost split on. 55% of the pros turn it off. The non-proers follow suit and only 54% of them turn it off.
Hopefully at the end of the season I can send the link out again and we can get even more participants for something a little more conclusive.
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